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Australian state hit with yet another earthquake overnight

Max Sherry

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Australian state hit with yet another earthquake overnight

An earthquake has hit the Australian state of Victoria.

Thousands of Victorians were woken in the early hours of Friday morning when they felt a tremor.

It has now been revealed that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck an area 127km east of Melbourne, near Rawson.

The first tremor reportedly hit at at around 1.32am.


According to ABC News, approximately 9,000 people felt it – even including locals in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

"The first thing that actually wakes you up is the roar that starts before the earthquake actually comes through and you get a few seconds in advance to the shaking that occurs," a local man told the ABC.

"You get this roar… like a train going past, and it's really, really loud, and that's what you notice when you're so close to the epicentre of an earthquake."


When Victorians - who are no strangers to earthquakes recently - initially felt the tremor, they took to social media to question what it was.


Aussie actor and comedian Magda Szubanksi tweeted: "Earthquake??? Again?? Melbourne peeps??"

Meanwhile, another said: "Why is Melbourne in its earthquake era?"

As a third added: "Two earthquakes in the space of a month in Melbourne - wtf is going on?"

Thankfully, the Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed there is "no tsunami threat to Australia from the earthquake felt in Melbourne".


Victoria has been hit by several quakes in recent times, most notably copping three tremors in the space of a single week back in May.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Google Maps

Topics: Australia, News

Max Sherry
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